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Ulm, 22.04.2015
Design concept
Lighting concept by night

OBERMEYER wins competition of realisation

SAN Sanierungstreuhand GmbH had tendered the competition with a value of 65,000 Euro. The competition looked for services in the field of traffic and outdoor facilities planning as well as town and regional planning.

The remit embraced the redevelopment of Theodor-Heuss-Platz, which constitutes an important traffic node in the west of Ulm. The concept was intended to contain statements on open space planning, traffic planning and the possible further development of the square's use.

Together with the landscape architects bbz from Berlin OBERMEYER elaborated a design characterised by its convincingly coherent traffic concept as well as generous recreation areas. 

The OBERMEYER planners envisage dividing the square, where six roads come together, into two nodal points. The recreation islands thereby produced separate out the traffic flows and reduce the street noise for the residential areas behind them.

To achieve an optimum road alignment, the local public transport halts were relocated to the south part of the square. The bike connections run along their own lanes.

The open spaces are defined by various design elements such as a fountain, a kiosk and green areas. An integrated lighting concept enhances the squares with the aid of different lighting effects.

In particular the competition jury praised the urbanistic enhancement of the entire Theodor-Heuss-Platz, which is to assume an identity-building role in the future development of the urban district. The cost-effective implementation in individual construction phases was also assessed positively.